Anytime Lentils
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Healthy
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Serves: 3 - 4
 
This dish is great served with pasta, potatoes, rolled up flat breads, taco shells or salad. If making tacos, spoon about ¼ cup lentil mixture into each shell and top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream. When using taco shells, there is no need to add the fresh tomato into the lentil mix first.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp chilli powder or 2 chopped chillies (discretionary)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • Sour cream or creamy plain yogurt
Instructions
  1. In a large non stick pan saute the onion and garlic in the oil until just tender
  2. Add the lentils, chilli powder, cumin and oregano and stir for 1 minute
  3. Add broth and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat, cover, simmer for 15 minutes
  5. Keep simmering and stir in chopped tomatoes and tomato paste.
  6. After 30 mins the lentils should be soft.
  7. Remove lid and evaporate if too juicy.
  8. If desired, mash the lentils a little bit.
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at http://seasonalcookinturkey.com/lentils/